Towers Watson, a global professional services company, announced today that it has appointed Paul Conley as the U.S. West division leader for the company's executive compensation consulting business, effective April 1, 2013.
Conley has more than 25 years of executive compensation consulting and corporate experience. He first joined Towers Watson in 1995 and for the past 13 years has served as the executive compensation leader in the company's Minneapolis office. Conley has extensive experience in the design of boards of directors, and executive and employee compensation programs, and advises some of the nation's largest public and private companies.
Todd Lippincott, executive compensation leader for the Americas at Towers Watson, said, "Since 2000, Paul has built a thriving practice in Minneapolis, earned a strong reputation in the market and developed an outstanding consulting team. He has also been an integral part of our global leadership team for the last three years, leading our efforts on training and development. We're delighted with the results that Paul and his teams have delivered and look forward to his focus, energy and results as we continue to grow our executive compensation business in the West."
Conley has coauthored several publications, including chapters in The Total Rewards Handbook and The Talent Management Handbook, and an article in Towers Watson's 2009 executive compensation anthology, The Year in Executive Compensation. He received his bachelor's degree in psychology from St. John's University and his master's degree in industrial relations from the University of Minnesota.
Conley succeeds Fiona Macdonald, who will continue to serve as the executive compensation leader for Towers Watson in Canada. Additionally, Brian Blackwood succeeds Conley as the leader of executive compensation consulting in Towers Watson's Minneapolis office.